The best face masks for every skin type and condition

With all the drinking, indulging, and sleepless nights that take place during the holiday season, our skin usually bears the worst of it. 

Whether you want to tackle your skin issues before the festivities start or after the damage is done, there’s nothing a good face mask can’t fix.

Adding a treatment mask to your skincare routine can do wonders. So take a look at some of our favourites.

From clearing face masks for treating acne to hydrating sheet masks that help soothe dry skin. There’s something for everyone. 

For oily/acne-prone skin

Alya Skin Pink Clay Mask is a strengthening, detoxifying and cleansing face mask that brightens the skin. It tightens pores, extracts pollutants and nasties and assists in the removal of acne and pimples. Kaolin clay removes toxins, pollutants and nasties from the skin. It also helps remove pigmentation clusters from the skin's surface and stimulates skin cells' regeneration. The face mask also reduces skin inflammation and assists in removing eczema and acne. Antioxidants such as aloe vera and pomegranate improve skin's health, tighten pores and smooth skin. Witch hazel provides an anti-aging-like effect and tones the skin. It also speeds up the healing of pimples and detoxifies the skin from pollutants, keeping it fresh and healthy. The mask is vegan and animal cruelty-free and safe for sensitive skin types.

For dry/flakey skin

Dermalogica Hydro Masque Exfoliant is a five-minute mask that works synergistically to exfoliate and hydrate in a single step. Bamboo primes skin for optimal hydration, while snow mushroom holds 450 times its weight in water to deliver an instant hydration boost – working more efficiently than a two-step exfoliation and hydration regimen. Phytolipids from jojoba seed, sunflower and safflower help fortify the skin’s natural moisture barrier, while sugar beets deliver amino acids that hydrate and help strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier. Cucumber extract also provides a soothing, refreshing finish. Skin is left luminous and healthy-looking.

For inflamed/irritated skin

LUSH FOMO Jelly Face Mask is a face mask loaded with a high concentration of natural ingredients in a carrageenan seaweed gel base, giving it a squidgy, jelly texture. It also contains calamine powder to calm and soothe the skin while rose absolute balances for clear skin. A touch of neroli oil evens skin tone.

For dull/uneven skin

Rodan + Fields REVERSE Radiance Mask is a gold metallic cream mask with concentrated key ingredients. It refreshes skin quickly, revealing a brighter, more glowing complexion in 10 minutes. Glycolic Acid removes the outermost layer of dead cells, revealing brighter, fresher skin, while Turmeric Extract boosts luminosity and visibly evens skin tone. Retinal-MD, a proprietary Vitamin A technology, the highest potency available without a prescription, helps visibly refresh skin.

For skin that needs extra protection

Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque is a facial mask that defends and replenishes the skin to reduce the visible effects of pollution, while helping to prevent impurities from adhering to the skin. It features three levels of protection and treatment: fight skin damage, strengthen skin, and shield against pollution. The formula contains orange extract, cilantro extract, shea butter, vitamin E and squalene.